This was a fabulous recipe!! I added 1tbs of garlic to the shallot. I was tempted to add onion as well but I resisted. I'm glad I did because it would have taken away from the lovely taste of this recipe! I used dried oregano instead of fresh because it was what I had on hand. Then I used garlic salt and garlic pepper (can you tell I love garlic?) instead of the salt, and used 2 tbs of butter. In the end, I used fresh chives instead of the remaining oregano and it complimented the corn beautifully. I will be making this soup every week!! Thanks so much for sharing such a delicious and low calorie recipe!!